Whidbey Island residents forced to navigate slide damage for foreseeable futureon April 24, 2013 @ 6:22 pm (Updated: 7:48 pm - 4/24/13 )
Seventeen homes near the base of a bluff were cut off by the slide south of Coupeville. A dirt and gravel, one-lane road with a switchback in the middle now provides access. All utilities have been restored.
Eric Brooks, with Island County's emergency management office says the damage does not qualify for state or federal emergency funding so they'll have to budget for a new road.
The bluff appears stable, for now, but drilling for core samples to a depth of 280-feet continues to help crews learn about what's happening beneath the surface.
Five homes were yellow tagged and one red-tagged because of damage, meaning owners cannot live there. Still others might lose property value because of the slide.
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